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Bold Moves book club

Ended Dec 17, 2021

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The cost of the course includes a copy of the book.

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This learning event is right for you if you are passionate about creating contemporary learning for your students.


Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments is a rich source of ideas and inspiration for creating real change in schools. Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Dr Marie Hubley Alcock use their insights, wisdom and experience to show us what contemporary learning looks like. But more than just a vision, the book contains practical steps that schools can use as they continue to evolve and transform. The book club is designed to create a shared experience of diving into the theory, ideas and possibilities. Each chapter is introduced with video by Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs and there will are opportunities to reflect in a discussion space. Join this unique opportunity to enhance your professional reading experience.

Key takeaways

  • a copy of Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments
  • understanding of contemporary roles for learners and teachers
  • key questions to ask: What to keep? What to cut? What to create?
  • understanding of the four program structures and how they work together
  • strategies and tools to transform your school
  • rich discussion to deepen understanding



Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs, creator of Curriculum21, is also the founder and president of Curriculum Designers, Inc. Heidi has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts K-12 on issues and practices pertaining to creating 21st century learning environment, upgrading curriculum mapping and strategic planning. Heidi is the author of twelve books, the most recent being Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments. Jacobs has consulted to groups ranging from state education departments, the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN, the International Baccalaureate and the NY State Higher Education Commission.



Dr Marie Hubley Alcock

Dr Marie Hubley Alcock has co-authored books and presented internationally on a range of areas from brain research, to curriculum, to contemporary learning. She draws on her classroom experience, research, collaborations with colleagues and vision to engage and inspire educators. Marie is co-author of 'Bold Moves for Schools - How we can create remarkable learning environments', 'The Quest for Learning: How to Maximize Student Engagement' among many other educational books, articles and papers. She is president of Learning Systems Associates and a national and international education consultant. Marie has been collaborating with a number of ISV member schools as they seek to make their own bold moves.



ISV book club co-host 

Deb Carmichael

Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her use her experience, ideas, interest in current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.